Historic Markers Across Georgia

Tyrus Raymond Cobb - "The Georgia Peach"

Marker ID:  
Location: in the open courtyard between the wings of Royston City Hall at 634 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 34° 17.1    W 083° 7.227
  34.285    -83.12045
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Tyrus Raymond Cobb -
Photo by David Seibert


Tyrus Raymond Cobb
"The Georgia Peach"
— 1886 - 1961 —

Ty Cobb
Lifetime Record 1904 - 1928
Games 3,033
At Bat 11,429
Runs 2,244
Hits 4,191
Put Outs 6,294
Errors 274
Home Runs 118
Stolen Bases 892
Runs Batted In 1,901
Batting Average 367
Assists 406
Fielding Average 961

Named the "Georgia Peach" by the legendary sportswriter, Grantland Rice. Cobb was American League batting champion twelve times, nine times in succession (1907 - 1915, 1917 - 1919). He created or equalued more major league records than any player in history and was the first player to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. It is little wonder that the New York Times called him,
"The Greatest and Smartest Player
Baseball Has Ever Known."

Erected 1986 by Ty Cobb Commemorative Committee.

Tyrus Raymond Cobb -
Photo by David Seibert